Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille August 19 th 2015 “use that quote”


(photo credits: here)

Dear friends of MLMM,

Welcome at a new episode of Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille. I have a nice challenge for you I think. I am totally “crazy” about quotes that inspire me to write haiku. I even have challenged others to write haiku inspired on a quote of e.g. Einstein or Ghandi, but this week’s Heeding Haiku … I love to challenge you to write an all new haiku inspired on a quote by Confucius (551-479 BCE). I think this quote i have chosen can give you that inspiration.

[…] “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop”.[…]

I think this will not be an easy task, but as an example I will give you a haiku written by Issa (one of the four greatest haiku poets)

toro-toro to shiriyake chidori mata doko e

slowly, slowly
plover with burnt tail feathers
where to now?

© Kobayashi Issa (tr. David G. Lanoue)

Have fun, be inspired and share your haiku inspired on the above given quote by Confucius with us all.

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  1. I really really love the quote–it has sort of been my new life theme (since 2011), very positive, gets the focus off “speed”, puts it on quality and accomplishment.


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